Spring Break is over. It’s time for many students to assess where they’re at in body and spirit before getting back to cracking the books. It’s also time for them to take inventory of their electronics—from gaming to productivity and everything in-between to make sure their gear made it through all the Spring Break revelry unscathed.Many Spring Breakers have a tough time with the return to normalcy, especially if they’ve gone on a vacation or trip to some exotic locale. So how does one get back in the groove of attending classes, studying, and test-taking—especially after you’ve just spent a week partying in the sand and sun?1. Just like riding a bicycle and falling off, the best thing to do upon your return is to get right back in the swing of things. Immediately getting back to normal student routines of classes, studying, and socializing can go a long way
December 10, 2016 - The whole idea of a traveling “Road Warrior” only makes sense if the person isn’t staying home. Doesn’t matter if they’re going through an airport or taking a train or driving a car — the idea of packing everything needed into a suitcase for a short trip is more about the electronics than it is the clothes. So Mobile Edge’s Professional Rolling Laptop Case takes this to heart by encompassing everything into one case and making blessed sure that nothing gets left out or damaged during transit. Read more.
With some 1.2 billion international tourists travelling the globe in 2015, and expectations for this number to grow even larger in the coming decade, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has designated 2017 as the “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.”“The impact of tourism on the world can be negative or positive,” Taleb Rifai, the secretary general of the UNWTO, told the New York Times in a recent article. “And our goal is to see to it that the travel industry is a force for good.”To that end, the UNTWO has established three guiding principles for hotels, tour operators, airlines, cruise lines, and tourists:1) Engage in environmentally-friendly practices2) Protect natural and cultural heritage3) Support local communities by employing local staff, buying local products, and engaging in charity work.Of course, our ability as travelers to impact any one of these areas varies by how and where we
Chances are you received some new electronics as gifts over the holidays, or you put some of those gift cards or cash largesse to use toward a new tablet, laptop, or gaming console. As we roll into 2017, you need to start thinking about toting all that gear around safely and efficiently.Where do you begin?Let’s assume you’ve already decided to buy a Mobile Edge bag, case, or backpack. That’s a good, wise decision. Clearly, style, durability, protection, and affordability are important to you.Now, what other factors should you consider?1. TYPE OR STYLE. Mobile Edge laptop bags come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, both to accommodate specific types of gear as well as your fashion sensibilities. So when it comes to style, there are multiple options to consider. Start by determining the type of bag you want. Are you looking for a backpack, briefcase, rolling case, laptop case, sleeve,
Unbelievably, summer is long over and we’re already nearing the end of October, which means the fall and winter holidays are fast approaching. While we can certainly debate whether it’s actually “the most wonderful time of the year,” I think we can all agree it’s one of the busiest times of the year.When you factor in shorter days, additional social commitments, increased spending on treats, food, drink, and gifts, plus the complexities of relationships together with our regular work and personal routines, it can all get to be a bit much.First up, of course, is Halloween. Typically a holiday for the young ones who go in search of candy and other goodies door-to-door, it’s become more popular with adults in recent years, and it’s now one of the USA’s most celebrated and commercialized holidays. Moms, Dads, and other adults of all ages aren’t content to stay at home
Travelling for work—whether you’re employed by someone else or work for yourself—can be both exciting and stressful. The excitement comes from getting to see and experience new places. The stress comes from being on the road and away from family, friends, and home on a regular basis.Finding ways to reduce that stress are critical for a road warrior’s enjoyment of his or her life on the go . . . and here are 12 life hacks designed to do just that:1. Due diligence of the hotel/area you’re visiting. One of the first orders of business is to do due diligence of the area you’ll be visiting. This includes everything from where you’ll be meeting clients or customers, area hotels, nearby airports (if you’ll be flying), rental car options, and proximity to area dining and shopping. You’ll want to look into things such as internet connectivity, cell phone coverage (especially if
So you’re headed on a business trip in a few days. Whether it’s a one-day car ride halfway across the state, or a three-day junket cross-country by plane, you’re probably giving some thought right now to getting your mobile office organized.What should you bring? What’s a must have versus a nice to have (after all, there’s only so much you can squeeze into your business briefcase)? What can’t you do without, and what can you leave behind?If you’re a mobile office veteran, chances are you’ve become quite good at knowing what to bring based on where you’re going and who you’re meeting with. Then again, reminders never hurt. Here’s my Top Ten list of “Mobile Office Musts”—those things you absolutely, positively, don’t want to be without:1. Your laptop or tablet. This item should be self-evident. Without a laptop or tablet, you’re not going to be very productive now, are you?
It may be called “Labor Day,” a day to celebrate American workers and their achievements, but for many the holiday has come to be tantamount to summer’s last hurrah—one last break before regular work and school schedules resume.What are you doing this year to celebrate Labor Day?Here are a half-dozen ways to make the most out of summer’s last official holiday without busting your budget or wasting precious time:1. Take a quick trip to get away overnight or for the weekend. This is a great way to put an extra charge into your mental batteries before a return to school or work. Go with a friend, spouse, or partner. Or if you prefer travelling solo, go it alone. And try to keep your travel time one way under three hours either by plane or car. You don’t want to end up spending an entire day travelling to and fro.
The days of a college student’s back-to-school toolkit including only pens, pencils, and three-ring notebooks are long gone. Nowadays going back-to-school is a little more high tech. Today’s tools of the trade include ways to get you connected and keep you connected, productive, and entertained.Here are some obvious and not-so-obvious tech items and accessories essential to a successful return to school:1. Laptop or Netbook: Chances are long before you head back to school, you’ve equipped yourself with a portable computer, either in the form of a laptop or netbook. While you may be more comfortable with either a PC or Mac platform depending on what you’ve been using for the years leading up to this point, you’ll want to check with your professors/class syllabus to see what platform is preferred or required. You may find that some classes require certain hardware/software platforms. Common devices you’ll see in the hands of